Mary Minifie's portrait of former Massachusetts State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall.
Groton Police Officer and Instructor Gordon Candow demonstrates a simulator scenario. He stressed the value of officers learning to deal with the emotional climate of a difficult incident in a simulated environment. He said the system teaches officers to protect themselves while practicing de-escalation techniques. “Your heartrate is up, but you have to think outside the box,” he said, adding that he chose scenarios appropriate to Groton stressing interpersonal communication when talking to a person.